'The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre' by Stephen D. Youngkin

The Lost One:
A Life of
Peter Lorre



Chapter 3

Peter Lorre's
(A Sample)

Critics Are
Saying . . .

The Author

What's New!


Peter Lorre

Peter Lorre:
The Man,
The Actor


Photo Album

Poster Art



Radio Programs


Ultimate Collector's Edition

In the small but pivotal role of "Ugarte", Peter Lorre appears for a total of eight minutes in two scenes, yet Casablanca remains one of his best-remembered films.

This special 2-disc edition from Warner Home Video combines bonus material from the 2003 2-disc special edition DVD with a new documentary and a trove of collectables.

Region 1 and Blu-Ray
Date:   Dec. 2, 2008
Retail:   $59.98

The Extras:

  • New documentary, Jack Warner: The Last Mogul

  • Audio commentaries by film critic Roger Ebert and film historian Rudy Behlmer

  • Original documentaries – Bacall on Bogart

  • You Must Remember This: A Tribute to Casablanca

  • As Time Goes By: The Children Remember, with Stephen Humphrey Bogart and Pia Linstrom

  • Production gallery of documents and stills

  • Deleted scenes and outtakes

  • Audio only, radio play Screen Guild Players (Apr. 26, 1943), with the original cast

  • Carrotblanca, cartoon short with Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Tweety (as Ugarte), and other Warner Bros. cartoon characters

  • Original theatrical trailer and re-release trailer

The Collectables:

  • 48-page photo book

  • Ten 5x7 cards

  • Three reproductions of archival correspondence

  • Reproduction of Victor Laszlo's Letter of Transit

  • Passport holder

  • Luggage tag

  • Mail-in offer for 27x40" poster
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Warner Bros. and the Homefront Collection
Warner Bros. and the
Homefront Collection

In Hollywood Canteen (Warners, 1944), Peter Lorre and Sydney Greenstreet, playing themselves, wrote their own scene, in which they rescue singer Patty Andrews of the Andrews Sisters from her dance partner.

It's one of three all-star wartime musical films in a 3-disc box-set from Warner Home Video.

Region 1 only
Date:   Nov. 11, 2008
Retail:   $39.98

The Films:

  • Irving Berlin's This Is the Army (1942), with Joan Leslie, George Murphy, Alan Hale, Ronald Reagan

  • Thank Your Lucky Stars (1943), with Humphrey Bogart, Bette Davis, Eddie Cantor, Olivia de Havilland

  • Hollywood Canteen (1944), with Robert Hutton, Joan Leslie, Dane Clark

The Extras:

  • Original documentary – Warner at War

  • Audio commentary on This is the Army by Joan Leslie and Dr. Drew Casper

  • And on each disc, Warners' Night at the Movies: cartoons, newsreels, short subjects, and original trailers from the Warner Bros. film vaults
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Legends of Hollywood: Bob Hope Series
Legends of Hollywood:
Bob Hope Series

In My Favorite Brunette, Peter Lorre parodied his on-screen villainous image. To publicize the film, Lorre appeared on Bob Hope's radio show The Pepsodent Show, May 13, 1947, where they spoofed Inner Sanctum Mysteries.

Navarre Corporation presents a 5-disc double-sided box-set of Bob Hope films from the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s, including restored and remastered prints of Road to Rio, Road to Bali, Son of Paleface, and My Favorite Brunette, co-starring Peter Lorre.

Region 1 only
Date:   Apr. 8, 2008
Retail:   $14.98

The Films:

  • The Lemon Drop Kid (Paramount, 1951), with Hope, Marilyn Maxwell, Lloyd Nolan, Andrea King

  • The Great Lover (Paramount, 1949), with Hope, Rhonda Fleming, Roland Young

  • Road to Rio (Paramount, 1947), with Hope, Bing Crosby, Dorothy Lamour

  • Road to Bali (Paramount, 1952), with Hope, Bing Crosby, Dorothy Lamour

  • Son of Paleface (Paramount, 1952), with Hope, Jane Russell, Roy Rogers, Trigger

  • My Favorite Brunette (Paramount, 1947), with Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Peter Lorre

  • Paris Holiday (United Artists, 1958), with Hope, Fernandel, Anita Ekberg

  • The Private Navy of Sgt. O'Farrell (United Artists, 1968), with Hope, Phyllis Diller, Jeffrey Hunter, Mako

  • How to Commit Marriage (Naho Productions, 1969), with Hope, Jackie Gleason, Jane Wyman

  • The Seven Little Foys (Paramount, 1955), with Hope, Milly Vitale, George Tobias, James Cagney
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The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre (2005) by Stephen Youngkin – now in its third printing and winner of the Rondo Award for "Best Book of 2005" – is available in bookstores everywhere, as well as these on-line merchants.

The Films of Peter Lorre (1982), also by Youngkin, is out of print but copies may be purchased through Amazon and Barnes & Noble below. Interested in Lorre's radio and television performances? Check out Radio Showcase and Movies Unlimited. Netflix has Lorre movies for rent.

U.S. Amazon – Soft-bound
Amazon U.S. – Hard-Cover

Amazon Canada – Hard-Cover
Amazon Canada – Soft-bound

Amazon U.K. – Soft-bound
Amazon U.K. – Hard-Cover

University Press of Kentucky
Barnes & Noble – Nook and Hard-bound